Keeping up to date in current trends and techniques is important in any business.

In the floral world, it is really fun!

Upcoming studies include Francoise Weeks at AIFD symposium, Gregor Lersch with Holly Chapple at Hope Farm, Virginia and EMC (European Masters Certification) Part 1 in Connecticut.

Recent Advance Studies - Hands-on Workshops

Gregor Lersch - March 21-24, 2017 - International Bridal Workshop, Bad Neuenahr, Germany  

Donald Yim AIFD - March 4, 2017 Current Trends - Wire and Armatures

Laurie Lemek AIFD - March 4, 2017 Northeast Floral Expo - Who Knew?? Glue! 

Hitomi Gilliam – May 23-25, 2016 - Creative Design Study Group – 3 day intensive personal study with 5 others

Hitomi Gilliam – April 30, 2016 - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston “Art in Bloom” Master Class

Deborah De La Flor – March 5, 2016 Northeast Floral Expo – Sympathy Flowers workshop

Phil Rulloda – March 4, 2016 Northeast Floral Expo – Full day Master Class – Tropicals and leaf manipulations

Tomas De Bruyne - November 29-30 Montreal, Canada - 2 day workshop - Christmas Bouquets and Arrangements

Wendy Andrade – July, 2015 American Institute of Floral Designers Symposium, Denver, CO - Modern Wire-Work - "Floral Jewelry...Wearable Art"

Rene Van Rems – March 14, 2015 Northeast Floral Expo – Full day Master Class – Bouquets

Shane Connolly - April 28, 2013 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston “Art in Bloom” Master Class

Paula Pryke – April 29, 2012 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston “Art in Bloom” Master Class

Marie-Francoise Deprez – Newport Flower Show - Leaf manipulation and design class

John Hosek - March 10, 2012 Northeast Floral Expo – Bouquets

Jay Schwanke - March 9, 2012 Northeast Floral Expo - Corsages and Boutonnieres

 In addition to hands-on workshops, I have assisted Marie-Francoise Deprez, Rene Van Rems, Bill Harper, Jane Godshalk, Laurie Lemek, and Rebecca Carter behind the scenes and attended many lectures and symposiums (AIFD and National Garden Clubs) to stay up to date with current trends and techniques.